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Warriors prepare for the biggest game of the season

Josh Leonard Josh Leonard
Malcolm Lane Malcolm Lane
Solomon Elimimian Solomon Elimimian

By Brian Ojima

MANOA (KHNL) - Ask the Warrior players and they'll tell you, this weekend's game against Washington State is the biggest game of the regular season.

That's because the Warriors know that the schedule doesn't get any easier next week, when nationally ranked, Cincinnati comes to town.

"It's a huge game, right now it's bigger than last year's sugar bowl because we got to win this to even get to a bowl game," said Warrior Defensive Lineman, Josh Leonard.

It's easy to underestimate the Cougars talent due in large part to their dismal 2-and-10 record, but the Warrior players say the Cougars record is misleading because of the conference they play in.

"Nobody's looking past them you know they're a very good football team they play in a tough, tough conference, the pac 10, they play good teams like USC, so they're going to come here ready to play," said Warriors wide receiver Malcolm Lane.

After putting up a season high 49-points against Idaho, look for the Warriors to continue airing out the football against WSU.

Now, the Warriors defense is coming off their best performance as well, after recording 7 sacks and 4 turnovers.

"Playing defense you tend to become cautious if you're offense isn't moving the football like we are now, and now we're finally doing that, the offense is rolling and we have our confidence up, defensive backs are playing excellent, our defensive line is playing excellent and we're playing good as a team," said Warriors linebacker Solomon Elimimian.

The Warriors are just 13-and-34 all-time against Pac 10 teams, including a 1-and-2 mark against WSU.

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